I started with a top 10 list and decided what the hell lets see how far I can go. Top…
1 Ruthless Crime Lord, 20 Elite Cops, 30 Floors of Hell
Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness and silence, an elite swat team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down the notorious drug lord that runs it. But when a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover and news of their assault reaches the drug lord, the building's lights are cut and all the exits blocked. Stranded on the sixth floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city's worst to survive their mission. Starring Indonesian martial arts sensation Iko Uwais.
An elite squad of cops raid a ruthless-as-fuck drug lord's dungeon of death. A hyper-intense workout. Kissing your wife goodbye and hoping like fuck you will see her again. Headshot. Headshot. Headshot. Headshot. Catching a lucky break for a split-second. Hammer to the fuckin head. A bad lieutenant. A noble-as-fuck sergeant. A badass rookie with a secret agenda. Your last TV show. Shit-stained pants. The alarm of doom. The one honest guy in a building full of crazed fuckers. Hallway insanity. Mad fuckin Dog, the biggest fuckin Academy Award snub ever. Throwing a fucker out the window. A crazy-eyed fuck with a machete. Total darkness, then bullets every fuckin where. Guns take away the rush. Mad Dog vs.Sarge is like…
If Crocodile Dundee wielded action movies instead of knives, this is the movie he would hold up whenever some punk claimed to be wielding an action movie.
"That's not an action movie. THIS...is an action movie."
Un-Freakin-Believable Hyperactive Beatdowns!
Ball Busting Action!!!
Style over substance rules but who cares when the most brutal jaw-dropping fight scenes are an Eye-Popping, Balls to the Wall, Life or Death Spectacle!
Gratuitous Adrenalin Pumping Acts of Extreme Violence!
My face hurts from smiling for the last 100 minutes.
Its stupefying, pulpy excess is best summed up by the fact that the credits include the role "Drug Lab Guard #21."
One of the most incredible, exhilarating & heart-pounding action films to come out in a long time, The Raid (also known as The Raid: Redemption) is possibly the purest form of action extravaganza that has graced the film canvas in years which, apart from bringing a smile on every action film lover with its maddening depiction of blood, violence & insane fight sequences, also marks a significant breakthrough for the so-far-invisible Indonesian film industry to come into the attention of world cinema audience.
Although by no means it is a perfect film, but when it comes to pure adrenaline rush, thrilling factor & entertainment value, action films don't get anymore exciting, inventive or satisfying than this high-octane, full-throttled & top-gear action spectacle. The plot…
¡ B R U T A L !
Tienen que ver esta vaina!!!
A MUST SEE!
By the time Iko Uwais snapped his twentieth femur, I realized that unbeknownst to me, my neck had contorted, and repositioned itself at an angle strangely reminiscent of Linda Blair in The Exorcist.
Like Dredd 3d without pretty actors and flashy guns. And more Kunfu or whatever that shit is called.
Zugegeben, “The Raid” ist kein schlechter Film. Mich persönlich konnte das Actionspektakel allerdings nicht komplett überzeugen. Sieht man einmal von der Recht dünnen Story ab, bleiben dem Film nur noch seine Actionszenen um zu überzeugen. Und ja, wenn es hier zu Kämpfen Mann gegen Mann kommt, gibt es momentan wohl keinen anderen Film, der seine Kämpfe so temporeich inszeniert, wie es “The Raid” macht. Die Kampfszenen lassen nicht nur den Protagonisten keine Zeit zum Durchatmen, sondern fühlen sich stellenweise auch für den Zuschauer an wie ein Schlag in die Magengrube. Die Kamera ist dabei immer verdammt nah am Geschehen und man hat das Gefühl mitten in der Action zu stehen ohne dass einem eine Wackelkamera vorgesetzt wird, die die Kämpfe…
Dang, this movie is just one brutal fight after an other slowing down for a bit in the middle to fill in some story. A good action movie that keeps going and going.
Well directed sheer brutality.
Hmm. After a second viewing this might be on par with Dredd.
HOLY SHIT this movie. Best action movie ever made. That's really all there is to say about it. Best because the action is intense and original and never feels shoehorned. Best because the story and characters are actually substantial and engrossing. Best because it is visually, audibly, and technically brilliant. Usually a dedicated action movie has to make sacrifices in one of these areas, but this one doesn't. So, it is the best.
- 21 Grams
- Johnny Got His Gun
- The Ugly Swans
- Once Upon a Time in the West
- Assault on Precinct 13
- The Good, The Bad, The Weird
- Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
- Hard Boiled
- Leon: The Professional
- Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby
- Grave of the Fireflies
- Whisper of the Heart
With so many reviews on the site now it is easy to miss the good ones so I thought a…